Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Belgian Mayor Found Dead In Cemetery With His Throat Slit

A Belgian mayor has been found dead in a cemetery near his home with his throat slit.

His wife of Alfred Gadenne is understood to have found his body in the cemetery located just yards from their home.

The 71-year-old was the mayor for Mouscron and reportedly locked the gates to the Luingne Cemetery on a nightly basis.

He was understood to be popular with the town's residents after being voted in as mayor of Mouscron in 2006.

According to rtbf, locals described him as the "champion of the voices, simple and popular." 

They reported he dedicated nearly all of his time to his duties and never took a holiday.

Belgian politicians have been paying tribute to the dedicated mayor.

His death has shocked the country, with the prime minister expressing 'horror' at the death of the retired national lawmaker.

Local news service SudInfo, citing unnamed sources, said a suspect had handed himself in to police and that the motive was unclear.

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